Hi, sorry I haven't posted any updates in a while. The last few weeks have been pretty busy. I finished my third year at Uni, went on holiday, had my graduation ceremony and I'm currently interning on a film in London. But don't worry, 'Opening Night' hasn't been abandoned, it's just on hold for a few weeks, and we will continue production soon.
Until then I have lots of pictures documenting the construction of the sets that I can share. I'll be starting with 'The Alleyway' set. This is the first scene in the film and takes place in an alley next the the Theatre. This is where the stage door is located and a mail shoot.
Above is a concept image made my Josh. It shows the look we're trying to achieve. The Mail Man will need to walk down part of the alley and interact with the door and mail shoot.
The alley is very long and narrow with several tall buildings in the distance that would take a lot of time and money to make. Since we don't have much time or money, we cheat.
earlier. As you can see we don't have a huge ground surface to work with. The amount of work space is an important factor to consider when designing sets. Our solution was to make a small section of alleyway and digitally extend it later using green screens. I'll explain more about that later. In the limited space we do have, we made the parts of the alley that our Mail Man Puppet will need to interact with.
We started by cutting a large MDF flat that will represent the wall of the theatre. We cut out a doorway and a square hole for the mail shoot, making sure they were in scale with our puppets. (we need our puppets to be able to fit through the doorway). To create the brick texture we spread a thin layer of multi purpose filler over the surface of the MDF.
P.S I'll try and get Josh to update his blog too.
That's all for now,
Until next time.